Coralie, Sisira new Independent Non-Executive Directors at Seylan Bank

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Seylan Bank yesterday announced the appointment of two new Independent Non-Executive Directors to its Board. They are P.L. Sisira Kumar Perera and M. Coralie Pietersz and the appointments have been approved by the Central Bank. They fill the vacancies created following the resignation of P. Lalith Putuwatha Withana and P. Kudabalage. Perera was the former Additional Controller of Exchange of the Central Bank where he served for over 22 years. He has received extensive training and exposure in capital markets, portfolio management and new financial instruments, locally and overseas. He also served as Deputy Director, Marketing of the Agricultural Development Authority prior to his post at the Central Bank. He now serves as a consultant in reputed private sector organisations. Perera has served the Task Force appointed by the Central Bank on Reforms to Exchange Control and represented the Bank at the Asia Pacific Group 3rd Annual Meeting on Money Laundering held in Australia and at the Indo Lanka Director General Level meeting on Anti Smuggling held in India in 2003. He holds a Bachelor of Science (Special) Degree in Mathematics from the University of Colombo, a Master of Science degree in Statistics from the University of Ibadan and a Master of Arts in Economic and Social Studies (Economic and Econometrics) from the University of Manchester. Pieterz is the Finance Director of Finlays Colombo Plc. She also serves on the Board of Bogala Graphite Lanka Plc as an Independent Director as well as on the Boards of several companies within the Finlays Group. She has over 20 years experience in corporate finance, accounting and auditing at senior levels in several industries, in both private and public sectors including several years of experience at senior levels in the banking industry. Pieterz is an active member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri lanka. She is a member of several committees of CA Sri Lanka and chairs the Financial Reporting Faculty. She is an associate member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, and a Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka. She also holds a BSc (Honours) degree in Physics from the University of Sussex and an MBA from the Heriot-Watt University, Edinburg. Prior to joining Finlays, she was Group Financial Officer at Richard Pieris and Co Plc. Following the new appointments, the Board of Directors of Seylan Bank Plc comprises N.M. Jayamanne PC (Chairman),  I.C. Nanayakkara (Deputy Chairman/Non Executive Director), R. Nadarajah, B.A.J.G. Peiris (Independent Non Executive), W.D.K. Jayawardena (Non Executive), S.P.S. Ranatunga (Independent Non Executive), A.M.M. De Alwis (Non Executive ), P.L.S.K. Perera (Independent Non-Executive) and M.C. Pietersz (Independent Non-Executive).